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Teacher Katrina Hyland - First Grade  (Send e-mail)

I am excited to be your child's teacher this year. Below is some information that will be helpful throughout the year.

Grand Prairie School runs off of a TIGER schedule. Our specials are not on a set day of the week, but instead are on an assigned T-I-G-E-R day. Grand Prairie office has a Tiger calendar if you need one. Below are our assigned days for specials.

I- Technology
E- No Special

We have 30 minutes of P.E. everyday. Please make sure your child had appropriate shoes.

Daily Homework- Each student has a purple fluency bag. In the bag there will be familiar books, math games, and eventually a words their way list. These should be practiced nightly. Also, every Wednesday students should turn in their writing spiral with a new writing entry.

I will email you every Friday with a newsletter. This newsletter will let you know what is going on in the classroom. You will know what your child is learning. You will also learn about special events for our class.

Here are some additional things to do at home with your child.
• IXL for Math or Reading skills
Username: first initial and last name (all lowercase) Password: gpixl
• Raz-kids-great for comprehension as well! Use this link and find your kid’s name.
• Math Facts from home

Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin's Law in January of 2013, which requires all schools in the state of Illinois to provide age appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education programs for their students in grades Pre-K through 12. In response to this legislation, Frankfort School District 157-C will be adding, "Child Lures Prevention: Think First and Stay Safe", curriculum for the school year. The curriculum is available in the school office for parents to preview.
The building social workers will be presenting this information to our students during the weeks of November 7th and November14th. A second presentation will follow in January during the weeks of January 9th and January 16th.

Social Work Team


This week in class

Purple fluency bag should be done daily for homework.

Purple fluency bag should be done daily for homework.

Purple fluency bag should be done daily for homework.
Writing homework is due every Wednesday.

Purple fluency bag should be done daily for homework.

Purple fluency bag should be done daily for homework.


Downloads List

GP December 2016 Newsletter.pdf [12/1/2016]
GP November 2016 Newsletter.pdf [11/1/2016]
GP October Newsletter [9/30/2016]
GP September 2016 Newsletter.pdf [9/6/2016]
Log in information for IXL, Raz Kids, Fast Math, and extramath. Plus Scholastic teacher code information [9/27/2016]
Newlsetter 10-14-16 [10/13/2016]
Newsletter 10-21-16 [10/21/2016]
Newsletter 10-6-16 [10/5/2016]
Newsletter 11/18/16 [11/16/2016]
Newsletter 11/4/16 [11/3/2016]
Newsletter 9-16-16 [9/16/2016]
Newsletter 9-23-16 [9/23/2016]
Small Moments Writing Homework [9/29/2016]
Words Their Way Ideas to do at home [9/29/2016]
Writing Homework Help [9/29/2016]


Cool Links

Great First Grade Educational Games

IXL- Great for ELA and Math practice and linked to the common core- you have the username and password!

Logic Games

Math Fact Practice

Math Fact Practice

Phonics Games- Navigate through the Read, Write, Think website for more

Raz-Kids Reading specialized for your child with comprehension questions!

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